West Linn man’s body found in Utah

Jerry Wetherholt, 25, was found by rabbit hunters in northern Utah

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SALT LAKE CITY (AP) – Police say a body found by rabbit hunters in northern Utah has been identified as an Oregon man.

Authorities said Thursday that Jerry Wetherholt was last known to be making his way to the town of Neola in eastern Utah by walking, hitchhiking and hopping freight trains.

The Salt Lake City Tribune reports Wetherholt is 25-years-old and from West Linn.

The Box Elder County Sheriff’s office says his last known contact was a text message to an acquaintance on Sept. 4.

His body was found a week later in a field along Interstate 84 near the Idaho border.

Police say medical examiners are investigating how he died, but there were no obvious signs of trauma on the body.

KOIN 6 News Staff contributed to this report.

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